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Ethel Phillips Eldreth

Originally published: Nov. 2, 2012
Last modified: Nov. 2, 2012

Mrs. Ethel Phillips Eldreth, 95, of Warrensville died on Wednesday, Oct.31, 2012, at her home. Mrs. Eldreth was born on Nov. 6, 1916, in Ashe County to the late Rev. William Hiram and Catherine Canter Phillips. Mrs. Eldreth was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Arthur Eldreth; grandson, Barry Eldreth; grandson, Thomas Dean Phillips; son-in-law, Wayne Rash; four brothers and three sisters.

Mrs. Eldreth was a homemaker. She loved spending time with her family and her church family and enjoyed talking to people. She was a member of Phoenix Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at the Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Tom Graybeal and the Rev. Jeff Dollar. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Eldreth is survived by son, the Rev. Bluferd Eldreth and wife, Shirley, of Jefferson; daughter, Dare Rash of North Wilkesboro; daughter, Thelma Phillips and husband, Carroll, of Fleetwood; daughter, Cecile Eldreth and husband, Johnnny, of Warrensville; daughter, Geraldine Lambert and husband, Ernie, of Havlock; sister, Esther Chaney and husband, Ed, of High Point; also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; her caregiver, Nancy Nichols.

Flowers will be appreciated, or memorials may be made to the Phoenix Baptist Church, c/o Andrea Greer, 2540 West Mill Creek Rd., Warrensville, N.C. 28693.

The family would like to thank United Hospice, Ashe Memorial Hospital, Dr. Jayne Leonard and her caregivers for being kind and generous.

You may send and view condolences to the family through our website Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens was entrusted with Mrs. Eldreth's arrangements.

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